The brown fur seal Hout Bay

The brown fur seal Hout Bay

The brown fur seal Hout Bay
The brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), also known as the Cape fur seal, South African fur seal.
The brown fur seal is the largest and most robust fur seal. It has a large and broad head with a pointed snout that may be flat or upturned slightly.They have external ear flaps (pinnae) and their whiskers (vibrissae) are long, and may extend backward past the pinnae, especially in adult males.
The African fur seal’s diet is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab.[6] Also eaten are other crustaceans, cephalopods and sometimes birds.In rare instances they have even been documented attacking and eating sharks. A recent incident occurred off Cape Point, South Africa, where a large male was observed attacking and killing five blue sharks between 1 and 1.4 metres long. Observers concluded that the seal likely killed the sharks to eat the fish rich contents of their stomachs as well as their livers as a source of energy. The brown fur seal’s main predator is the great white shark, although they are also preyed upon by various other animals, as well, such as orcas.
Brown fur seals often gather into colonies on rookeries in numbers ranging from 500–1500.

Feed back from attendees Olympus Lighting Vintage Workshop

Feed back from attendees Olympus Lighting Vintage Workshop 

We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended the workshop:

 

Via email:

Glynnis Schutte: “What a wonderful workshop this morning – thank you!

I found it to be an interesting learning experience, with Sandro giving good examples and practical demonstrations that had a useful “take-home” message.

Of course our wonderful model Blue Haired Betty was sensational. Please find attached the image that I loved the most. It was difficult to choose because they were all full of character and well exposed …and beautifully sharp with the Olympus mirrorless camera we were given to try out.  I like close up shots, but didn’t compose for a close up, so have cropped drastically – and still find the image to be of good quality. I have not done any photoshop work at all.”

 

Mariana Visser: “Once again thank you for a fantastic workshop.  I really enjoyed it and learned so much on Saturday.”

 

Simon Shiffman: “One of the most interesting and informative workshops I have ever attended. Very relaxed and professional and great premises.”

 

Lorenzo Swartz: “What a fantastic time it was at the workshop!

I would like to say thank you, as well to you and the team for a fantastic time and atmosphere at the workshop. Keep it up.

It was all worth it. It was not dragged out and we could participate physically in the workshop, that made it a big plus.

For me it was also a nice small group and that made a huge difference as well.

I did learn a lot and I can share it with others to improve their skills.

The quality of the photos taken with the Olympus camera was also amazingly good and the weight of the cameras, took me by surprise.

Olympus cameras can be a good investment to have and to own.  ”

 

Via Facebook:

Paul Nuttall: “What a great fun workshop yesterday at Cameraland. Led by Italian photographer, Sandro Tasso we enjoyed shooting with our own cameras and the Olympus OMD mirrorless system. The model was truly excellent with 3 set and costume changes in Vintage style. So too was the hospitality with coffee, muffins, sandwiches and coke with super lucky draw prizes, not to mention the free parking. Thanks to all the team at Cameraland.”

Mariana Visser: “Thank you Lana and the rest of the crew for a lovely Olympus Vintage-Inspired Studio Lighting Workshop with Blue Haired Betty. It was such a lot of fun and we learned a lot.”

Lwande Nabe: “@ CPT Cameraland Olympus Vintage-Inspired Lighting Workshop. Great experience with the team and Sandro Tesso. ‪#‎Awesome”

Elana and James

Elana and James

Elana and James Sneak peek wedding

Location: Spier Wine Farm Estate Stellenbosch

Great location great couple what else… one of the hottest day ever!

 

 

 

 

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Blue Haired Betty

Blue Haired Betty Olympus Studio Lighting Workshop
Location: Cameraland Cape Town
Model: Blue Haired Betty
Photographer: Sandro Tasso Olympus Ambassador South Africa
Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1
Lens: Olympus 25mm f1.8 and Olympus 45mm f1.8
Flash: Elinchrom

Great fun during the Olympus Lighting Workshop a big thank you to all our sponsors t would not have been spossible without the help of Sandro Tasso PhotographyThe Blue Haired BettyQuirky PartiesAngels Lace and Peninsula Beverage Company.

 

2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge

2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge

2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge Venue Bridge House Franschhoek Sponsor Porcupine Ridge